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Stirling Glacial Spearmint Aftershave Splash - My Review - & Your opinions?

Hello everyone! I've been pretty slow at doing aftershave reviews, I got many of them now, I really should start reviewing these lol. I bought my first aftershave from Stirling, and I chose the Stirling Glacial Spearmint Aftershave, cause summer's around the corner for us, and plus I love mint!

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Packaging:

Stirling packages these bottles up in bubble wrap, then places them within shredded paper surrounding them, and seals the box. This type of packing method is superior, because it insures that the bottles get to you in an unbroken state. As you can see by the picture I have provided, they also put top cap seals on, this is also excellent, as it insures the top cap doesn't come lose, thereby loosing all the product in the box.

Appearance:

The style of the bottles is somewhat unique. The bottles are made of glass and sort of oval shaped, they recessed a bit in the back. The label is not the most flashy in the world, but IMO, its a hidden gem in its own right. If you look closely, you will see a faded flowery pattern within the white label. The brands logo, scent, and size can also be seen. A nice style that isn't overly loud.

Size & Type:

The bottle is 100ml or 3.3 ounces, considering that this product costs around 13 dollars, thats not a bad amount! It uses a thread on top cap, and a standard small hole plastic restrictor.

Scent:

I think the scent of this aftershave, is amazing! I get a strong dose of spearmint for sure. If you ever have had wrigglies spearmint chewing gum, then you know the scent. I don't smell any other scent notes within the aftershave, which for me, is a major plus! I am not a big fan of scent combinations in aftershaves. The scent does not weaken upon application either, so its a good strength too.

Glacial/Menthol Effect:

As we all know, depending on how much menthol is added to a product, is how strong the cooling effect will be. I would classify this product as being on the medium side of menthol cooling. I most certainly feel the cool on my skin, but it doesn't feel like my face is inside a bag of ice. After application, I also feel the menthol in my nose as I breath, and a little bit in my eyes as well, but because the menthol strength is not to maximum strength, my eyes are not watering thankfully.

Smoothness:

The aftershave goes on quite smoothly, and really makes my skin feel good after. Is it the same smoothness as an aftershave balm? No, of course not, but for a splash, it does a pretty good job.

Scent Duration:

What amazed me the most about this aftershave, was how long the menthol was lasting. I was still feeling the menthol effect 30-minutes later! But of course, in order to do that, I had to put a good amount on. Some guys like just a tiny bit of aftershave, I personally like a good amount on my skin. The Spearmint scent itself, seemed to last a couple of hours, which is more then good enough. If you need something to last longer then that, use a cologne.

Conclusion:

I feel that this aftershave really hit the mark for me, as my first purchased aftershave from Stirling. I am going to be using this aftershave all summer for sure. And while this mentholating version wouldn't necessarily be best for the cold months, I could see me breaking the rules and using it anyways, just to enjoy that wonderful spearmint scent! I absolutely love it, and I can't recommend it enough!

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5 out of 5 stars!
 
Thanks everyone for the response's, much appreciated!

I used to a professional reviewer back in the day, for Epinions. This of course, was before Ebay decided to kill the website, because they no longer wanted to pay for PRO reviews. So, when it comes to writing detailed reviews, I just draw on my past experience.

I've never had a chance to try out the Stirling Spearmint shave soap, but if its performance is as good as the other's, and it smells as good as the aftershave, I have no doubt its good.
 
Great review! And definitely keep doing these, you are very good at it. I know Stirling Soap has been around for a while and a lot of people have their products. I just got my first order in from them today and you are right about the packaging, your orders are put together with care and thought. Stirling Soap Co is definitely a gem in the wet shaving community.
 
Nice review. I have the wintergreen soap and these sound similar in that it reminds me of gum and that is the only note I can smell.

Thank you! I've heard of Wintergreen, but never tried it. I think someone said their glacial version is very quite icy cool hehe. Yep, Spearmint is great at reminding us of gum, or spearmint flavored toothpaste I suppose. If only somebody came out with a minty mouth wash that didn't taste and smell like medicine as well lol.

Great review! And definitely keep doing these, you are very good at it. I know Stirling Soap has been around for a while and a lot of people have their products. I just got my first order in from them today and you are right about the packaging, your orders are put together with care and thought. Stirling Soap Co is definitely a gem in the wet shaving community.

Thank you so much, I really appreciate the kind comment! IMO, Stirling soaps is the shizzle IMO, I absolutely love them! And the Stirling Spearmint aftershave, does not disappoint, for a good quality summer aftershave. And I am glad you got to witness their extreme levels of care, when packaging your order. Thats why I say, they could send me a chicken egg, and it wouldn't break hehe.
 
Hello everyone! I've been pretty slow at doing aftershave reviews, I got many of them now, I really should start reviewing these lol. I bought my first aftershave from Stirling, and I chose the Stirling Glacial Spearmint Aftershave, cause summer's around the corner for us, and plus I love mint!

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Packaging:

Stirling packages these bottles up in bubble wrap, then places them within shredded paper surrounding them, and seals the box. This type of packing method is superior, because it insures that the bottles get to you in an unbroken state. As you can see by the picture I have provided, they also put top cap seals on, this is also excellent, as it insures the top cap doesn't come lose, thereby loosing all the product in the box.

Appearance:

The style of the bottles is somewhat unique. The bottles are made of glass and sort of oval shaped, they recessed a bit in the back. The label is not the most flashy in the world, but IMO, its a hidden gem in its own right. If you look closely, you will see a faded flowery pattern within the white label. The brands logo, scent, and size can also be seen. A nice style that isn't overly loud.

Size & Type:

The bottle is 100ml or 3.3 ounces, considering that this product costs around 13 dollars, thats not a bad amount! It uses a thread on top cap, and a standard small hole plastic restrictor.

Scent:

I think the scent of this aftershave, is amazing! I get a strong dose of spearmint for sure. If you ever have had wrigglies spearmint chewing gum, then you know the scent. I don't smell any other scent notes within the aftershave, which for me, is a major plus! I am not a big fan of scent combinations in aftershaves. The scent does not weaken upon application either, so its a good strength too.

Glacial/Menthol Effect:

As we all know, depending on how much menthol is added to a product, is how strong the cooling effect will be. I would classify this product as being on the medium side of menthol cooling. I most certainly feel the cool on my skin, but it doesn't feel like my face is inside a bag of ice. After application, I also feel the menthol in my nose as I breath, and a little bit in my eyes as well, but because the menthol strength is not to maximum strength, my eyes are not watering thankfully.

Smoothness:

The aftershave goes on quite smoothly, and really makes my skin feel good after. Is it the same smoothness as an aftershave balm? No, of course not, but for a splash, it does a pretty good job.

Scent Duration:

What amazed me the most about this aftershave, was how long the menthol was lasting. I was still feeling the menthol effect 30-minutes later! But of course, in order to do that, I had to put a good amount on. Some guys like just a tiny bit of aftershave, I personally like a good amount on my skin. The Spearmint scent itself, seemed to last a couple of hours, which is more then good enough. If you need something to last longer then that, use a cologne.

Conclusion:

I feel that this aftershave really hit the mark for me, as my first purchased aftershave from Stirling. I am going to be using this aftershave all summer for sure. And while this mentholating version wouldn't necessarily be best for the cold months, I could see me breaking the rules and using it anyways, just to enjoy that wonderful spearmint scent! I absolutely love it, and I can't recommend it enough!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 out of 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
5 out of 5 stars!
Thank you!
 
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